R.C.: "Poise" is heavily inspired by London's Grime music scene. The drum cadence and tone of the visual evokes raps braggadocio, especially artists hailing from across the pond. Seamus describes the visual as "pop up shop music" because it's short and straight to the point. The song structure has recently become popularized by rappers like Lil Pump. In the words of Seamus, "It's here and then it's gone, but you'll hit repeat."
wifisfuneral Drops Ethernet Mixtape, with Appearances From YBN Nahmir, Lil Skies, Jay Critch and More
A.T.: The South Florida Wunderkind Levels Up on This Personal and Eclectic New Project, with Production from Smash David, Ronny J, Jahlil Beats, Cris Dinero and Others
With cerebral lyrics and an unbreakable flow, wifisfuneral is a leading figure in the meteoric South Florida rap scene. Cresting on a wave of well-received singles, wifi shares Ethernet, his latest mixtape. An immersive experience equally suited for top-down rides as headphone sessions, Ethernet brings you deep inside the mind of wifisfuneral, as he struggles with his newfound fame, plunges into drug use, and revels in his prodigious talent. Boasting production from wifi's longtime collaborator Cris Dinero, as well as speaker-knocking instrumentals from the likes of Jahlil Beats, Ronny J, Smash David, and others, Ethernet Vol. 1 is wifi's most diverse project yet, ranging from minor-key Rhodes burbles on "Every Pill In The World," to pinging, minimalist trap on "Been 2 Hell & Back," to New Orleans-style bounce on the recent YBN Nahmir-featuring single "Juveniles," which has over 4 million streams and 2.6 million video views in the two weeks since its release. The mixtape also boasts the syrupified single "Genesis," which has over 2 million combined streams, the paranoid "25 Lighters," which recently copped a verse from Curren$y on the remix, and "LilSkiesFuneral," which features breakout rapper Lil Skies and racked up over 4.58 million streams on Spotify and 4 million plays on SoundCloud. With additional appearances from Brooklyn riser Jay Critch and ATL mainstay Key!, Ethernet arrives via Alamo.
Born in Palm Beach County, Florida, the 21-year-old wifisfuneral experienced a dramatic rise in his late teens, building a sizable following on SoundCloud. In the past year, wifi worked hard to translate his internet fandom into an IRL phenomenon, sharing his major label debut mixtape Boy Who Cried Wolf, as well as When Hell Falls, which debuted at #17 on the iTunes Hip-Hop Chart. Earlier this year, wifi hopped on a remix to Comethazine's DJ Mustard-produced "Sticks," a couple of collaborations with Robb Bank$, and shared Last Time Doing Drugs, a joint EP with wifi's longtime producer Cris Dinero, which features an appearance from Craig Xen. Last month, wifisfuneral rocked the main stage at Rolling Loud 2018, thrilling the hometown crowd with his new material.
In just one year, nineteen year old South Florida rapper wifisfuneral has taken his dark sonics, mature-beyond-his-years lyrics, and trunk rattling bass from the streets of Palm Beach to the world, amassing over 920,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and over 500,000 followers on various social media platforms. wifisfuneral’s growth has been organic and cult-like, with his fans spreading his music like wildfire with each and every release. With virtually zero promotion other than his social media presence, wifisfuneral’s independent projects Black Heart Revenge (May 27th, 2016) and When Hell Falls (January 27, 2017) reached #69 and #17 on the iTunes hip-hop charts respectively, resulting in a label deal with Alamo and Interscope Records. His major label debut mixtape, Boy Who Cried Wolf, received critical acclaim, with two of the tracks earning placement in the Spotify's coveted Most Necessary playlist. His latest release, Ethernet, was released in June 2018 via Alamo Records.
Alamo Records is industry veteran Todd Moscowitz's new label, founded in partnership with Universal Music Group in early 2017. During the last two decades, Moscowitz established an exceptional track record that also includes signing and working with artists ranging from Action Bronson, Meek Mill, Mike Jones, Migos, Young Thug, Jill Scott, Macklemore and the record labels OVO Sound and Maybach Music Group (MMG). Before launching Alamo Records, in 2013 Moscowitz co-founded 300 Entertainment, a New York-based independent company that signed, developed and broke artists such Fetty Wap, Highly Suspect and Migos.
"Juveniles" ft. YBN Nahmir: http://smarturl.it/juveniles // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd1OSGEizGI
"Knots" ft. Jay Critch: http://smarturl.it/wifiknots || https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGwz4NkcI5s
"25 Lighters (Remix)" ft. Curren$y: https://soundcloud.com/wifisfuneral/25lightersremix
wifisfuneral & Comethazine - "Sticks" (Remix) (Prod. by DJ Mustard): https://soundcloud.com/richliferecords/comethazine-wifisfuneral-sticks-remix-prod-dj-mustard
"25 Lighters": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euuy3hG1T8Q || http://smarturl.it/25Lighters
"Friday Take": https://soundcloud.com/wifisfuneral/friday-take-prod-cris-dinero // https://youtu.be/n0sMZ7SVOig
Last Time Doing Drugs: https://soundcloud.com/crisdinero/sets/wifisfuneral-cris-dinero-last-time-doing-drugs
"LilSkiesFuneral" ft. Lil Skies: https://soundcloud.com/wifisfuneral/lilskiesfuneral-feat-lil-skies-prod-cris-dinero
Press Release: UNOTHEACTIVIST Releases First Installment From His Limbus Series "Limbus Pt. 1"
NEW YORK, NY - Today, Atlanta rapper UnoTheActivist shares the first installment of his summer series "Limbus Pt. 1".
"Limbus Pt.1" is the first project of a 3- part series Uno will be releasing over the summer and acts as a follow up to his highly successful mixtape Live.Shyne.Die. The three-track project features songs Bird Is The Word, Curved Me & Lil Flip which showcase the rapper’s raw talent and gives a glimpse into what he’s been working on in the studio.
Racking up close to 1 million views on vevo, Uno’s stand out track "Fabo" and the remix joined by fellow Atlanta powerhouse Rich The Kid continues to grow across all platforms with more than 1.2 million streams on Spotify and over 2 million streams on Soundcloud combined.
UnoTheActivist remains untouchable. Within just 48 hours, Live.Shyne.Die generated 2.1 million-plus Soundcloud streams, while all 16 songs crashed the Top 50 of Apple Music. Boasting features from the likes of Famous Dex, Kodie Shane, and YSL Duke, it soared to the Top 20 of iTunes Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Chart. He made a major dent with "What" whose video cracked 9 million views on YouTube. Additionally, he’s turned up with No More Thotties and Gift of Gab.
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88rising Announces First Ever North American Tour With Rich Brian, Joji, Keith Ape, Higher Brothers, and More
Biz 3: Tickets On Sale To General Public Starting Friday, June 22nd at LiveNation.com.
88rising - the pioneering music and arts collective who have the most groundbreaking artists from Asia bridging Eastern and Western youth culture - announced their first-ever group tour across North America this fall with label giants including Rich Brian, Joji, Keith Ape, Higher Brothers, KOHH, NIKI, AUGUST 08, and Don Krez. Produced by Live Nation, the 16-city tour will kick off September 28 in Philadelphia, PA and make stops in Toronto, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and more before wrapping October 31 in San Francisco, CA.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 22nd at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Citi® is the official presale credit card of the 88rising tour. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 19th at 10am local time until Thursday, June 21st at 10pm local time through Citi's Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
The group also just released the highly anticipated first track from their forthcoming studio album, titled "Midsummer Madness," which is currently #1 on both Spotify's Global Viral 50 and United States Viral 50 charts. The track is as dreamy as it is imaginative and features Joji, Rich Brian, Higher Brothers and AUGUST 08. Watch the video for "Midsummer Madness" HERE and stream it now HERE. Stay tuned for more information and music coming from the project.
88rising also just announced their inaugural Head In The Clouds music festival, taking place in Los Angeles, CA at the Los Angeles State Historic Park on September 22, 2018. Co-produced by Live Nation, the lineup features 88rising's all-star roster including Rich Brian, Joji, Keith Ape, Higher Brothers and special guest performances from Zion.T, Yung Bans, Yung Pinch, LAFF TRAXX (Toro Y Moi & Nosaj Thing) (Los Angeles debut), KOHH (USA debut), with more surprises to be announced in the near future. General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now HERE. Click here for more details.
Head In The Clouds will be a full day music and arts festival in downtown Los Angeles and the ultimate live manifestation of 88rising's fast rise in music and youth culture - bringing the new definitive experience celebrating music and art from the East and West.
88rising Tour Dates:
Sat Sept 22 - Los Angeles, CA - Head In The Clouds Festival
Fri Sep 28 - Philadelphia, PA* - The Fillmore Philadelphia
Sun Sep 30 - Toronto, ON - RBC Echo Beach
Mon Oct 01 - Montreal, QC* - MTELUS
Wed Oct 03 - New York, NY - Pier 17 at South Street Seaport
Fri Oct 05 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena
Tue Oct 09 - Washington, DC* - MGM National Harbor
Sat Oct 13 - Detroit, MI* - The Fillmore Detroit
Sun Oct 14 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
Tue Oct 16 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Fri Oct 19 - Austin, TX - ACL Live
Sat Oct 20 - Houston, TX - Smart Financial Center
Sun Oct 21 - Irving, TX -Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Tue Oct 23 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium
Fri Oct 26 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
Sat Oct 27 - Seattle, WA - ShoWare Center
Wed Oct 31 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Biz 3: LA production maestro DJ Muggs and Queens, NY hard-nosed wordsmith Meyhem Lauren return with a new EP Frozen Angels on Soul Assassins Records, the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2017 album Gems From The Equinox. The duo also share a vivid new video for the title track with the release today. Recorded in LA, Frozen Angels materialized while recording their previous collaborative effort. Described as the more experimental output that resulted from the 'Gems' sessions, Frozen Angels is a dive back into DJ Muggs' signature murky production soundscape underpinning Meyhem's charm.
Video: Napoleon Da Legend & Jimmy Jay - "Jesus Galvez"
NDL: I'm proud to present to you my new video with french hip-hop producer Jimmy Jay (MC Solaar's first two albums, Sage Poete de la Rue...etc). The video was shot and directed by french film-maker and videographer Luc "The Chief" Chiefare.